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Student understanding of symmetry and Gauss’s law of electricity
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Figures

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Charge distribution for Problem 2.

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A horizontal square sheet of charge for Problem 3.

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Charge distribution for Problem 4.

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Charge distribution for Problem 7.

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Gaussian surfaces for Problem 9.

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Diagram for Problem 10.

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Diagram for Problem 11.

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Diagram for Problem 12.

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Diagram for Problems 14 and 15.

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Diagram for Problem 16.

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Diagram for Problem 17.

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Diagram for Problems 19 and 20.

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Diagram for Problems 21 and 22.

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Diagram for Problem 23.

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Diagram for Problem 24.

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Diagram for Problem 25.

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Table I.

Percentage of introductory calculus-based physics students (total number of students 541) who selected choices (a)–(e) on Problems (1)–(25) on the test. The correct response for each question has been italicized. The average score was 49%.

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Table II.

Concepts covered and the questions that addressed them in the multiple-choice test.

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Table III.

Percentage of students in the upper-level undergraduate E&M course (total number of students 33) who selected choices (a)–(e) on the pretest (before instruction in the upper-level course). The correct response for each question is italicized. The average score was 44%.

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Table IV.

Percentage of students in the upper-level undergraduate E&M course (total number of students 28) who selected the choices (a)–(e) on the post-test (after instruction in the upper-level course). The correct response for each question is italicized. The average score was 49%.

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Table V.

Percentage of physics graduate students enrolled in a course for teaching assistants (total number of students 33) who selected the choices (a)–(e) on Problems (1)–(25) on the test. The correct response for each question has been italicized. The average score was 75%.

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